The Lompoc Vision
“Good News You Can Use.”
“Hide a Book Day: Lompoc Edition”
by Rebecca Ross
The Friends of the Lompoc Library will hold their annual
meeting and election of officers at the Lompoc Library at
501 East North Ave. in the Grossman Gallery on Wednes-
day October 24th at 2:00. All members are invited to attend
and nominations will be taken from the floor. We invite
members to come to the meeting and hopefully become
more involved if they would like, we can use the help.
Thank you for your support!
by Donna Dimock / Publicity chair
Friends of the Lompoc Library
he public is
invited to the
Friends of the
Lompoc Library Sys-
tem Fall Book Sale.
The sale is Friday October 19th and Saturday October 20th
in the Lompoc Library Grossman Gallery, 501 East North
Avenue. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
A special “Preview Sale” for members only will be held
Thursday evening, Oct 18th from 5-7:00 PM. This is the
last sale of the year. If you have not joined this year you can
come Thursday evening and when you pay your dues they
will count for that evening and for the 2018 calendar year.
The sale will include hardback and paperback books, CDs,
videos, DVDs and audio books.
For more information or if you have some time to help
during the sale call Dorothy at 735-3647
Also, teachers and nonprofit organizations interested in
after sale items should also contact Dorothy at the above
You can also check out the Friends upcoming events on
our Facebook page “Friends of the Lompoc Library Sys-
ompoc, I am in you. And all around you. On September 18th you
may have seen me, though I hope if you did I only appeared briefly,
as a sneaky mirage that made you question whether you had really
seen me at all. Because I was on a secret mission. Code name: Hide a
Hide a Book Day was started in 2017 as part of a celebratory partner-
ship between Goodreads (a book sharing and cataloging platform) and
The Book Fairies (a worldwide group of book lovers that hide books
in the wild for people to find).
Though this was a one-time holi-
day for Goodreads, it’s a year-
round venture for The Book Fair-
ies and a day that many schools,
libraries, and individuals continue
to participate in.
Giving myself a ten dollar budget for this adventure, this was also
the perfect opportunity to get out and shop local. Last year I hid two old
books I had already planned to donate to a thrift store, but this year I
was able to hide nine “new” books. I purchased one from Goodwill, one
from The Bookstore, two from Dollar Tree, I got one from my brother,
took three from my own library, and at the last minute, grabbed a signed
copy of my debut
With my dad as
my getaway driver,
I was able to place
books all around
town quickly and
stealthily, like a
real book fairy. Though my guess would be that they’ve
all been found by now, I’ll go ahead and say that shop-
ping centers make great hiding spots, as do gazebos, ur-
ban parks, coffee shops, new hotels, and libraries (wink,
The Book Fairies hide only books that they personally
love, but I branched out a bit, hiding a book that had been
made into a movie (The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff),
a book that won a Pulitzer Prize (Olive Kitteridge by Eliza-
beth Strout), a childhood favorite (Mandie by Lois Gladys
Leppard), a book about travel (How to Talk About Places
You’ve Never Been by Pierre Bayard), a book by my fa-
( L a u g h i n g
Gas by P.G.
a beach read
(Other People We Married by Emma Straub), a book from a fan-
tasy series (Redwall: The Bellmaker by Brain Jacques), one of my
all-time favorite books (Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen), and a
book I wrote (Hollywood Love Song). I wanted to put out a little
something for everybody!
I hope that if you found a hidden book you read it and enjoyed
it. If it wasn’t your cup of tea, I hope you passed it along! As Dr.
Suess so wisely said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit
back and relax, all you need is a book.”